Pop beauty Jessica Simpson left a man on the set of her new movie THE DUKES OF HAZZARD battered and bruised, after she mistook him for a stuntman and relentlessly beat him with a pool cue.

The IRRESISTIBLE singer, who takes on the role of DAISY DUKE in the anticipated film, insisted on doing all of her own stunts, which proved painful for a man who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

She says, "I used a breakaway pool stick and got to kick the poop out of somebody.

"I thought he was a stunt guy and the (stick) wouldn't break. I was like, 'Oh gosh, this is the last shot! I have to break it!' So I ended up like losing my mind. I just started attacking him and he had welts all over his back.

"It finally broke - I kept hitting him until it did."

01/08/2005 20:54